The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 69 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 EDUCATION But the honors for the Upstate school districts did not stop there as later Spearman announced the winners of Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards schools achieving for both excellence and closing the achievement gap. This list included a number of schools from Anderson District 1, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanburg school districts. Two of the four schools that were selected as Palmetto's Finest Schools in the state were Spartanburg County schools. Holly Springs-Motlow in Campobello was selected as one of Palmetto's Finest Elementary Schools. Boiling Springs Middle was selected as Palmetto's Finest Middle School. Thirteen schools in Anderson 1 plus its shared Career and Technology Center earned honors, with Wren High also named a Palmetto Gold winner for both Gold categories. In Greenville, 67 schools plus all four career centers were named Palmetto award winners. Six schools earning Gold designations for both general excellence and closing the achievement gap included: Blythe Academy, Skyland Elementary, Mauldin High, Riverside High, Wade Hampton High and Langston Charter Middle. Fourteen schools in Pickens County earned Palmetto awards. The Upstate's excellent public and private schools combined with over 20 institutions of higher education within easy access enables the region to serve students with a diverse learning environment. In cooperation with the nearby booming world of business and industry, educators strive to keep schools on the "cutting edge" in technological advances without sacrificing students' individual learning needs. The theory is working. The average SAT score of first time freshmen from the Upstate entering South Carolina Public Colleges and Universities averages 1121 in recent years, above the state median of 1115. >> RIGHT SIZE YOUR PORTIONS MOVE MORE WATCH LESS TV EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES PREPARE MORE MEALS AT HOME DRINK MORE WATER More fruits & veggies make you feel great. From juicy apples to crunchy carrots, fruits and vegetables are low in calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Fresh, frozen, dried, or canned Ð try something different everyday! EMPOWER YOURSELF. For delicious, sensible recipes visit: www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com I WILL EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES! RIGHT SIZE YOUR PORTIONS MOVE MORE WATCH LESS TV EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES PREPARE MORE MEALS AT HOME DRINK MORE WATER Don't sweat it – you can do it! Walk, jog or go bike riding with the kids – get your heart pumping at least 30 minutes a day. Try 10 minute intervals, 3 times a day to fi t your schedule better. Get moving and make small changes that can have a big effect on your life. I WILL M O V E MORE! EMPOWER YOURSELF. For more ways to get and stay active, visit: www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com

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